Simon C. Barrie

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Single-item ratings of the quality of instructors or subjects are widely used by higher education institutions, yet such ratings are commonly assumed to have inadequate psychometric properties. Recent research has demonstrated that reliability of such ratings can indeed be estimated, using either the correction for attenuation formula or factor analytic(More)
The use of data from student surveys has become a common element of universities’ and governments’ strategies to assure the quality of university teaching. With the introduction of a new government policy in Australia in 2005, these survey-derived teaching performance indicators now determine the distribution of many millions of dollars of funding and(More)
This paper discusses the development, implementation and evaluation of a training programme in sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) for general practitioners (GPs) belonging to the Divisions of General Practice in the Sydney metropolitan area. The aims of the project were to involve GPs in the management of STDs, sexual health issues and the prevention of(More)
Online Publication Date: 01 December 2005 To cite this Article: Barrie, Simon, Ginns, Paul and Prosser, Michael (2005) 'Early impact and outcomes of an institutionally aligned, student focused learning perspective on teaching quality assurance ', Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 30:6, 641 656 To link to this article: DOI:(More)
The issue of Generic Skills has received considerable attention over recent years as universities seek to renew and articulate their purposes and demonstrate the efficient achievement of these, particularly in response to calls for accountability. As an articulation of the core outcomes of higher education as a process (HEC 1992) generic skills (or generic(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE This program evaluation was designed to evaluate productivity and the learning processes used during individual and cooperative clinical education experiences. SUBJECTS AND METHODS Clinical instructors (n=23) and senior students (n=20) at the bachelor's degree level who were engaged in an individual learning experience at an(More)
This paper describes a process for developing a student-focussed survey to gather teaching- and learning-related feedback from university students and examines the psychometric properties of a short survey for confidential feedback to lecturers in higher education regarding teaching. Analyses were performed at the level of individual respondents and on(More)